Well. at least for real-world construction. As we build out the internet, I feel it is the other way round. Why is that? I wrote this just yesterday …
Frank Lloyd Wright, Julia Morgan, Zaha Hadid, Frank Gehry, Norman Foster, Gaudi, Le Corbusier … are legion in the world of architecture … yet few people know the names of the people or companies that built the buildings they designed.
Today I discovered this gentle and informative Twitter account that highlights the names of building designers - not building builders.
1999: Burj Al Arab in Dubai, designed by Tom Wright of WKK Architects— The Cultural Tutor (@culturaltutor) October 31, 2022
Is it odd that In technology, the ‘builders’ have become the industry names and we know so relatively few designers?